Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Please note:
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The primary aim of this programme is to promote the research projects within the context of the doctoral degrees and scientific programmes of young researchers.

Who can apply?

Very well-qualified doctoral candidates and postdocs who completed their doctoral degree no longer than 12 years before this call for applications.

What can be funded?

A research project at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany, which is being carried out in conjunction with an academic adviser in Germany or in Germany and Georgia.
4-6-month research visits
Short-term 3-month research scholarships for doctoral students
Short-term 6-month research scholarships for binationally supervised doctoral students

Duration of the funding

  • Young researchers 4-6 months
  • Doctoral candidates 3 months or 6 months (for binational doctoral degrees)
  • The grant is non-renewable


Young researchers:

  • Monthly scholarship payment of 2,000.- euros
  • Contributions towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Contribution towards travel expenses
Doctoral candidates:
  • Monthly scholarship payment of 1,000.- euros
  • Contributions towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Contribution towards travel expenses


An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • a convincing and well-planned research or doctoral project
  • academic achievements
  • adequate language skills
Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.

Further information

This scholarship programme includes a conference for the scholarship holders. The short-term research scholarships for binationally supervised doctoral candidates also cover travel expenses for the Georgian and German supervisors.

What requirements must be met?

Applicants must work at a university or institute of higher education (Post-Docs) or be affiliated to a university or institute of higher education (doctoral candidates) in their home country.
The research project must be coordinated with an academic host institute in Germany. A workplace must be provided.
Research assistants should have completed their doctoral degree no longer than 12 years previously.

Language skills

The applicants are expected to have good German and/or English skills to be able to communicate at their host university.

Application documents

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of academic publications (max. 3 pages)
  • Comprehensive statement about research project (max. 4 pages) – if your doctoral project is being supervised binationally, signatures of both German and Georgian supervisor
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutes / academic hosts) of the planned research stay – if your doctoral project is being supervised binationally, signatures of both German and Georgian supervisor
  • Letter from host confirming academic cooperation, which refers to the applicant's proposal and guarantees that a workplace will be provided
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • Copy of last academic qualification; doctoral candidates should also submit confirmation of their doctoral degree
  • Participation Form

2. To be submitted by post
  • The "Application summary", which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 2 copies to the application address
  • One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications; please enclose one copy of the reference in a sealed envelope with each copy of your application. Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

Application deadline

19 March 2018

Application location

DAAD Informationszentrum Tiflis
c/o Goethe Institut
Zandukeli Str. 16
0108 Tbilissi
Tel.: +995 (32) /29 20 926

Information and advisory centres

DAAD Informationszentrum Tiflis
c/o Goethe Institut
Zandukeli Str. 16
0108 Tbilissi
Tel.: +995 (32) /29 20 926
WWW.: DAAD Informationszentrum Tiflis

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.
This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see "Application procedure")
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.
Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post
Submit the printed "Application summary" – if necessary with several copies (see "Application procedure/Application documents") by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed "Application summary" – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.


Status: Doctoral candidates
Postdoctoral researchers
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »